Disrespect for ‘TR’?

The president has recently announced his latest plan to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He fully intends to disperse known Islamic jihadists, captured on foreign battlefields, around our prison system, in full violation of U.S. law, thereby giving the enemy captives opportunity to proselytize to the worst offenders, quietly recruiting for Allah.

Some might find it odd, however, at his choice of backdrop for his announcement.

President Obama chose to deliver his speech before a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt, in a Rough Rider uniform on horseback, displayed behind the podium. A glaring contrast of the former “bully” U.S. President, a leader, to one who shuns the very word “victory” and “leads from behind”… sadly ironic.

We know how this president feels about our country, our military, and the emphasis he places on pacifying Cuba.

Was it simple coincidence that the date President Obama chose to deliver his plan was the 113th anniversary of ‘TR’ signing the perpetual lease on the Guantanamo Bay property? Or was it planned disrespect?

After all, in President Obama’s eyes the U.S. victory in the Spanish-American War of 1898 was an “imperialist” action.


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